Giovanni Giannoni, WWD
Valerio Mezzanotti, T Magazine
White was a favorite theme of mine in the Spring 2012 ready-to-wear shows, and here I am again highlighting it for the couture shows. Valentino is the stand-out this couture season. The show was ultra-feminine without devolving into cutesy which is such a tough balance. In contrast, the other shows this couture season were heavy handed. I also had to post a close-up on the shoes. The feminine white lace and masculine shape of the footwear are marvelous counterpoints and complement the clothes to perfection. I wish I could see the clothes up-close! Beautifully played, Valentino.
PS. Anyone who can pull off a gown from this couture collection for the Oscar red-carpet will likely be the best-dressed winner. I’m hoping Charlize will try.